Goffin stuns Wawrinka to reach quarters

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David Goffin in action during his fourth-round defeat of Stan Wawrinka at the BNP Paribas Open; Getty Images

Belgian David Goffin has caused another shock in the men’s draw at Indian Wells, ousting third seed Stan Wawrinka in three thrilling sets.

A few days after No.2 seed Andy Murray was eliminated, Goffin shocked the Swiss 6-3 5-7 7-6(5) in just under two-and-a-half hours.

The diminutive 25-year-old had never before taken a set off Wawrinka in three career meetings.

The victory ended Goffin’s 14-match skid against top 10-ranked opponents; beating Wawrinka improved his career record to 2-26 against top-10 players.

He beat then-No.9 Milos Raonic in the quarterfinals at Basel in 2014.

Goffin has gone to three sets in each of his matches at Indian Wells so far; he saved two match points to beat wildcard Frances Tiafoe in the second round and then rallied from a set down to outlast Guido Pella in the last 32.


Goffin will in the quarterfinals will face 2014 US Open champion Marin Cilic, after the 10th seed overcame Richard Gasquet in three sets.

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